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Pope Francis: No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist

February 17, 2017. Pope Francis has sent an important message to the Meetings of Popular Movements that is taking place in Modesto (California). The pope denounces the "moral blindness of this indifference”: "under the guise of what is politically correct or ideologically fashionable, one looks at those who suffer without touching them. But they are televised live; they are talked about in euphemisms and with apparent tolerance, but nothing is done systematically to heal the social wounds or to confront the structures that leave so many brothers and sisters by the wayside”.
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The government of the Order of Malta will elect the successor of the Grand Master in April

February 15, 2017. On April 29, the Council Complete of State, the Order’s constitutional body, will elect the next Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (or, as provided for in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, to hold office for a year).
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Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

< style> February 11, 2017. Pope Francis has asked Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), to go to Medjugorje as Special Envoy of the Holy See. According< g> the Vatican, "the mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there in pilgrimage, and on the basis of this, to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future”.

Pope expresses profound satisfaction with the avoidence of Cluster Munitions

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Benedict XVI
"With the entering into force of the new Convention, which I urge all States to support, the international community has shown wisdom, long-sightedness, and perseverance in producing such a significant accomplishment in the field of disarmament and international humanitarian law."

During the Angelus, Pope Benedict also recalled the exemplary lives of several Saints, such as: Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, founder of the Redemptorists and patron of confessors, and Saint John Vianney – the Curé of Ars  - patron recalled in the Year for Priests.  Pope Benedict noted that richness of the Saints is rooted in their choice of serving God over the quest for material things.

Benedict XVI
"Today’s liturgy calls us to moderation in our desire for material goods, which are not everything in life, and to learn how to administer them well and to share them with others, so that they produce greater and lasting goods."


At the conclusion, the Pope greeted the pilgrims in seven languages and gave his Apostolic blessing.

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